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This deluxe, 244-page edition includes 5 hand-signed, archival-quality gicland#233;e prints by Dave Dorman, Sam Kieth, Mike Mignola, Frank Quitely, and Ryan Sook, as well as 40 exclusive artworks andand#160;50 extra pages showing artists' processes and sketches.and#160;Featuring foil-stamped, real-cloth binding and housed in a lush clamshell case, this edition is limited to 500 copies.
Star Wars and sequential art share a long history: Star Wars debuted on the comic-book page in 1977, when Marvel Comics began publishing a six-part adaptation of the first film, which morphed into a monthly comic book. Now, more than three decades later, new series by Dark Horse Comics continue to expand the Star Wars galaxy.and#160;
The second book in the Star Wars Art series, Star Wars Art: Comics brings together the very best artwork from the entire history of Star Wars comics publishing, showcasing original art from the top comics artists working in the industry. Hand-selected and curated by George Lucas, the art featured in this volume includes interior pages and fully painted covers from artists such as Al Williamson, Howard Chaykin, Adam Hughes, Bill Sienkiewicz, Dave Dorman, and many moreand#8212;as well as new work created exclusively for this book by over 20 renowned artists, including John Cassaday, Sam Kieth, Mike Mignola, Paul Pope, Frank Quitely, Jim Steranko, and other comics superstars. Star Wars Art: Comics is a tribute to sequential storytelling, a worthy and justly celebrated art form.
Praise for Star Wars Art:and#160;Comics:
and#8220;George Lucas has left no medium unused, as this visually arresting compendium proves.and#8221;and#160;
This deluxe 240-page edition includes 5 hand-signed, archival-quality gicland#233;e prints by Doug Chiang, Ryan Church, Joe Johnston, Iain McCaig, and Erik Tiemens, as well as 50 extra pages of exclusive artwork. Featuring foil-stamped, real-cloth binding and housed in a lush clamshell case, this edition is limited to 350 copies.
and#160;From Ralph McQuarrie and Joe Johnston to Doug Chiang, Ryan Church, Iain McCaig, Erik Tiemens, and the next generation of animation and video-game artists, Star Wars Art: Concept
collects, for the first time ever, the very best Star Wars
conceptual artwork. As curated by George Lucas, the artwork that helped bring the Star Wars
Saga to life is revealed in all its glory, featuring pre-production drawings and paintings from the Original Trilogy, the Prequel Trilogy, the TV shows, and the video games, including an exclusive preview of artwork from the highly anticipated 1313
. Spanning the years from 1975 to the present, Star Wars Art: Concept
is a fascinating look at the process of conceptual design. From pen and paint and paper to the digital realm, the result is the creation of breathtaking iconic worlds, vehicles, and characters that successive generations have embraced and made their own.
Praise for Star Wars Art: Concept:
and#8220;Legendary production artwork gets the showcase it deserves.and#8221; and#8212;Star Wars Insider magazine
and#8220;Star Wars Art: Concept is a glorious coffee-table book thatand#8217;s chock full of great artwork by many of the masters whoand#8217;ve worked on the film, from Ralph McQuarrie on down.and#8221; and#8212;io9.com
Thisand#160;deluxe 240-page limited edition includes 5 hand-signed, archival-quality 10 x 12" gicland#233;e prints by Alex Ross, Moebius, Donato Giancola, Daniel Greene, and Jamie Wyeth, as well as 40 exclusive paintings and 50 extra pages showing artistsand#8217; processes and sketches. Featuring foil-stamped, real-cloth binding and housed in a lush clamshell case, the edition is limited to 500 copies.and#160;
When Star Wars debuted in 1977, it revolutionized mainstream American filmmaking, transporting fans to new galaxies and introducing them to countless now-classic characters, aliens, planets, and starships. In the decades since, the Star Wars Saga has become a phenomenon impacting cultures across the globe.
Just as George Lucas drew upon the work of N. C. Wyeth and Norman Rockwell for his own visual inspiration, he has now invited more than 100 well-known and promising artists to draw upon the entire Star Wars galaxy for inspiration. Star Wars: Visions collects these magnificent artworks for the first time. Featuring pieces by renowned artists such as Amano, Allan R. Banks, Harley Brown, Gary Carter, James Christensen, Michael Coleman, Kinuko Craft, Jim Dietz, Phillipe Druillet, Donato Giancola, Ann Hanson, H. R. Giger, Daniel Greene, Ron Kleeman, Arantzazu Martinez, Syd Mead, Moebius, Paul Oxborough, Alex Ross, Anthony J. Ryder, Dolfi Stoki, William Stout, Dan Thompson, Julie Bell and Boris Vallejo, Scott Waddell, and Jamie Wyeth, Star Wars: Visions is a breakthrough tribute to the worldwide inspiration that is Star Wars.
About the Author
One of comicsand#8217; most acclaimed writers, Dennis Oand#8217;Neil worked briefly in journalism, then moved to New York and began working in comics. Oand#8217;Neil brought social consciousness to the medium with the groundbreaking Green Lantern/Green Arrow series. His work on Batmanand#8212;as writer and editorand#8212;returned that character to its dark, gothic roots. He lives in New York City.and#160;Douglas Wolk is the author of the Eisner Award and Harvey Award-winning Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean. He writes about comic books and popular culture for the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Time, and elsewhere. He lives in Portland, Oregon.and#160;Virginia Mecklenburg is a senior curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and a writer and lecturer who specializes in American art of the twentieth century. Her books include Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, Modern Masters: American Abstraction at Midcentury, and Edward Hopper: The Watercolors. Mecklenburg received B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. Before joining the Smithsonian American Art Museum, she taught art history at the University of Maryland. She lives in Washington, D.C.